After working full-time as a writer for the past six years, I just bought my FIRST laptop! No I don’t have a cellphone either, but I must say I am experiencing a bit of a lift from having my laptop handy wherever I am.
I didn’t expect it to change my writing habits, but it has. I usually work upstairs on my desktop computer, but I put my laptop downstairs in the living room with only WORD on it, so I wouldn’t be tempted or distracted by e-mail or the Internet. This has really worked for me!
As I set out writing a new book, I have a beautiful and different place to go when I want to only focus on my writing. Having a nice, clean, new computer feels freeing. It helps me clear my head and totally focus on the subject at hand.
What is that subject of this book? Midlife change, of course! I am trying to put together the definitive work on why our generation (the boomers) are the first to truly benefit from the unique psychological opportunities inherent in midlife. The chance to fully grow up and experience a second stage of adulthood.
Wish me luck! I’m on my way on a whole new adventure!